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TK3 StOCK ISLXSTlV SAT UK DAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1889,
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THE HIGHEST GIVING.
h to not wben are gira wliu men caU lov.
That w bnu the best: but ratbnr. whfo
Ws g- soma faltering soul through speech or
The opcded upward Imputes, that (hall mnve
To such a nobk and nd uriog ttrif ,
With low dexirnM and dreams, aa set h, free
To walk lo higher paths; tis then that are
Beootno a part of Its Immortal life.
O friend must darl sriien oooa I would bare
Your imrt beyood its power, you gave ina nay;
iow mnnuig nacrwara o eruie bard, right way.
a now rnu gae me newer tnan 1 asked.
And oow with nhvtrnr, tnmr eyes 1 see
The everlasting truth, all doubt dispelled.
That which ron gave in tbat which fou
Has made jrou mine for all eternity.
-Orlotta lerry In Voiilb'a Companion.
f J A R.S I EL'S . Mf STAKK.
"What a funny little plwe," exclaimed
litty Walsh as he' ejujuluoil the two small
rooms cvimprUiiig the dstwrtwl building In
which the rustic picnlo party had taken
shel tor from a sudden (bower. "Tucked
wa.T down io tbht hollow, why it's like beiiie
out of the worl.ll Oh, I'd like to keertytins
"Promt ym'll keep hoiua for mn, too.
wont you, Lettyr said Larry Underbill,
laughing, from where be sat on a dilapidated
"Aud melchoruwwl all the young fellows,
except one leaning apart, who now turned a
dark and "fowling turn upon the rest.
Letty blusheil as tUie p lanced toward blm,
and answered evasively, "But there ixnt
room for all of you."
'Blake your choice, ltty," said Underbill,
gravely. "Shut your eyes, turn round three
times, and stretch out your right hand."
The girl laughingly obeyed, and, whether
by accident or design, put her hand in that
of the dark young man standing alone. He
grasped It firmly, with a sadden smile like
sunshine on his lowering face, and forced her
to remain there with him, facing them all.
"Braro!" cried Under hill, "You're tn luck,
Dallas. Now, just stand still while I make a
sketch of you both."
But Gabriel Pallas' face darkened again.
"No," he answered, ome other time, Mr.
Steve 'Thatcher gave a coarse guffaw.
"You needn't mind if It's about Letty, Oabe,
for he's got a whole cargo o' pictures of her,
balntyoo, Mr. Underbill T
Gabriel Dallas looked like an Italian pic
ture and Steve Thatcher like a clown, and
jwrhapt , Underbill's appreciation of this,
rather than Steve's evident desire to irritate
Gabriel, made the young artist snub his lout
"1 dont know precisely what you mean by
a cargo," he said, superciliously, "bnt I gen
- erally jot down anything which strikes ine.
In that way I hope to preserve the remem
brance of your own picturesque figure. Mr.
There was a laugh at this, for Steve was
long, lank and ungainly. He colored angrily
now, but, not being able to answer Under
bill's mockery In kind, was silent. Presently
it ceased raining, and they all went out into
the open air again, Letty stiil with Gabriel
Letty had come to Stonybank the previous
spring with a family named Barton, to whom
she was a kind of adopted daughter. They
themselves were shiftless, ne'er do well peo
ple, not thought of much account In Stony
bank. But Letty was not like them. And
then the was so bright, so winning, and so
exceedingly pretty that before she had been
long in the village she was its acknowledged
belle. Gabriel was supposed to be the favored
lover, but they had been kept apart by his
moody jealousy, which, onoe aroused,
amounted to a positive passion, making him
auspicious, unreasonable and obstinate.
Gabriel came naturally by these jealous in
atincta Old Lawyer Fernald, down at Stony
bank Corner, wbo has a living record of all
' 'the country history round about, said that
the young fellow was descended from a
French or Spanish sailor, Manuel Dalox by
name, who had wandered to Rockport, the
nearest seaboard town, and from there to
Stonybank, where the local usage converted
Dalos into Dallas. Gabriel, the latest de
scendant, possessed that peculiar family tem
perament which had marked Manual Dalnz
the wanderer from the hills of southern
Gabriel hod a good farm, he was sober and
industrious and, when not in one of hi dark
moods, open and kindly. lie was strikingly
handsome, too, with his black, liquid eyes,
his clustering, tawny hair, and the warm
toned bronze of his complexion. He might
almost have his pick among the village girls,
but no one had seamed to make any real im
pression on him until he fell in love at first
sight with Letty Walsh, with whom, how
ever, his jealousy had prevented a definite
understanding till the day when the girl laid
her hand in his, down there in the old house
in the hollow.
They were married after a very short en
gagement The Bartons, like true rolling
stones, were about to leave Stonybank for
some place in the far west, so the wedding
took place before they went. All Stony
bank Was thATA rtAoirloia rrctrtA ruipt. rf h-Via
Corner, "The families of which mostly repre-
sentaa a mucn higher social grade. Among
those who came was Lawyer Fernald, with
whom Gabriel was a favorite, and his grand
daughter Cora, a young lady who had been
"finished' in a city boarding school The
other guests were not surprised to see how
much attention Larry paid to pretty Cora.
He was considered a mark above most of the
Tillage belles although Letty bad sometimes
been rallied about him so tbey did not mind
his devoting himself to MidH Fernald, wbo also
moved in a range beyond their own. Letty
herself was really the prettiest girl in the
room, and her deep blue eyes, with their
shading of curling black hair and lashes, her
bright complexion and soft sweet look con
trasted effectively with Gabriel's iutenser
southern beauty. So thought Under hill as
his eyes lingered on them. The young artist
was an old acquaintance of Letty's, having
boarded with the Bartons the summer before
they came to Stonybank. Careless, easy go
ing and reflecting, be led a wandnring life in
pursuit of his art, but, lieing iiitlttpoudont of
it, be was not forced to continued exertion,
so that bis painting was like buitwlf , a thing
of beginnings and caprices.
The weeks went by, the Bartons bad long
bean gone, aud still Larry L'udeibill stayed
on In Stony bank, driving, walking and
sketching with Cora Fernald. He did not
leave the place until near November, and
then It was reKrted tbat wbe had bad a letter
"What'd I tell you that night at Gabe's
wadding T' sagely remarked Ebeu Wrentham.
"And since then I've seen bun, many's the
time, traropin' I be woods after leaves and
things for bar. "
Steve Thatcher gave a coarse laugh. "Did
ye ever watch a ground sparrer try to get
yon off the track of its nestf It'll keep flutter-In
round a tree stump as if there warnt
anything on this earth it cared about but that
"You mean the Fernald girl's the tree
"How bright you Lo, Eb, to find that out!"
answered Steve, mockingly.
"But Where's the nest, Steve f asked Ebeu,
Steve turned his head, and a look of con
sternation came over his heavy face aa he
saw that Gabriel Dallas was listening. "I
must be goln' home," be said, abruptly. "I
alnt got no more time to fool round here,"
and he started up the road.
Gabriel joined him. For a time they walked
on in silence, Steve seeming constrained and
uneasy. Finally Gabriel spoke.
"Steve," he said, "what did you mean by
what you said to Eb about Miss Fernald f
"Oh, I dont know; just some of me an'
b foolin', I guess," answered Steve evasive
ly, looking askance at the set face that belied
the quiet words.
"Look here, Steve," and Gabriel faced
. round oo big companion. "I know you meant
something. Now, what was itf"
Steve gave an Awkward laugh. k "I dont
sae what business tis of "yours, anyway,
ttaba," he said. "I ain't answerable to you,
I fpose, for"
Gabriel laid his band on the other's arm
and his face looked strained and eager. "Will
you tell me, on your sacred word, that it
uat any business of miner" he said.
Steve sbufflea and coughed;' "finally be
broke down altogether. "Gabe," he stam
mered, "11 cant tell ye that Dont ask
me no more. Well, then," as Gabriel's grasp
mi tightened on bis arm, "if yon will have
it, dont blame me." "
He then described a scene between Under
hill and Gabriel's wife which he (Steve) had
witnessed in the woods the evening before
Underbill's departure from Stonybank. He
aid that the artist had held Letty in his arms
and given her repeated kisses, which she had
returned. There had been allusions to former
evenings, when she had been with him under
cover of going to meet her husband, and not
until an incautious movement of Steve's
startled them did they separate. Underbill
going back to the corner and Letty hurrying
Gabriel did not say a word during this
story, only his clinched hand shook Steve's
arm whenever the latter made a pause. At
the clA he said hoarsely: "If you have lied
to met" For a moment Steve saw his
face livid " the sunset glow, and then he was
gone down the wood road.
He went striding along his homeward way
with a devil tearing his heart, that old stub
born devil of jealousy, which, once entered in,
took utter poaneaoion. When he entered tba
door Letty sprang up, but stopped at sight of
his changed face.
"Why, Gabriel," she faltered, "U anything
the matter? Are you"
He cut her short, seizing her hands and
dragging her to the window, where the light
fell full on ber face. Then, without any
"Did you meet. Larry Underhill in the
woods last Friday afternoon r be said.
Letty blushed crimson.
"Yes," she began pleadingly, "but"
"And did he kiss your" interrupted Gabriel
between bis set teeth.
"Oh! GabrieL let me tell you how"
"Yes or no; did he kiss youf repeated Ga
briel, with tierce eyes searching her face.
There was a long, sickening pause, then Letty
He let go her hands so suddenly tbat she
iau Dacit against the wall. He hod walked
away to. the other window, where he stood
witn averted face. There was another si'
lence, then Letty said, with trembling eager
ness: "uaoriei, dear, let me tell you how it
ail was may if"
There was no answer. She crept up behind
him and laid her hand on his arm. He flunz
it off. "Dont touch met" he said, in a voice
she would not have kuown for bis.
"Oh! Gabriel, darling, only hear me!" and
again she caught at bis sleeve. He turned
"Hear me," be said. "I dont want any
explanations, l dont want you to touch mo,
only to go away where I never shall see your
tace again wait a minute," as Letty tried to
speak; "I dont want to hurt you. but if vou
dont go in five minutes I swear I will shoot
myself where I stand."
He took a revolver and placed it with his
watch on the table beside hi Then he
turned his back to his wife asoin and waited.
The minutes ticked on monotonously. Letty
sat in stunned silence until she saw him make
a movement, then she sprang forward and
threw herself upon him. "Gabriel!" she cried
in a voice of agony, "oh, for the sake of our
"Not a word of that," he interrupted, loos
ing her hold. "It fa time. Will you go, or"
Ha put nis band on the revolver. She Grave
mm a look or passionate, desperate appeal.
then, as he made another movement, with a
wua scream she rushed out of the house.
It was soon noised about Stonrbank that
Letty Dallas had left ber husband's home
and disappeared from the town. Old Law
yer Fernald questioned Gabriel, but found
him taciturn and obstinate. "Don't ask me
any more, Mr. Fernald," he said, respectfully
out nrmiy. i ou've always been very rood
to me, and I dont want to offend you, but I
cant and sbont talk about this." The old
man shook bis bead and turned away, for be
saw that the trouble wasbevond his mend
After this no one mentioned Lettv's name
o uaonel, except tuat once Steve Thatcher
suggested that she had gone to join Under
bill. But thosuUen fury with which Gabriel
turned on him restrained him from ever re
peating this idea, and, presently, the only re
minder of Letty's flight was the change it
had wrought in GabrieL
But one hot August day Letty herself
though the mere shadow of her former self
came back to Stonybank. She carried a
little, sickly, wailing infant in her arms, and
looked weary enough to have dropped by the
way, yet she pressed on to the corner where
Lawyer Fernald lived. He owned the old
house in the hollow, and she wanted to get his
leave to occupy it The old man tried to
induce her to remain for s time under his
own roof, but here he came in conflict with a
certain gentle pride and obstinacy which
were marked constituents of Letty's charac
ter. No arguments could make her open her
lips about Gabriel or consent to any favor
more than the use of the old house, and Mr.
Fernald was reluctantly obliged to give way.
Bo Letty set up her poor little home within
the deserted walls where she had once laugh
ingly declared she would like to keep house.
She supported herself and little Gabrielle
for so she had named the baby by needle
work and by such odd jobs as she could find
among the village housewives. They were
glad to do what they could for her; and, as
she was thrifty, and the means of living cost
but little in Stonybank, her small earnings
answered well enough.
People wondered at first what Gabriel Dal
las would do, now that his wife had returned
to the neighborhood. But Gabriel simply
ignored her. Once only did he show that he
was aware of her presence. Letty had gone
over to Stonybank Corners to do a piece of
work, and the baby was with her, one thin
arm clasped about her neck. At Lawyer
Fernald's gate they came suddenly face to
face with Gabriel, who was going out, and
the child, moved by some impulse, began to
crow and stretch out its little frail hands to
him, almost falling from its mother's shoul
der. Gabriel instinctively put up his hands
to steady it, and over the baby's head the
husband and wife for a moment looked into
each other's faces, Gabriel's dark and sullen
as usual now, Letty's pale and wasted, but
with the same sweet look in the deep blue
eyes. Then Gabriel turned away without a
word, and Letty passed on silently.
cut one October day the baby died, with
ered up like a frail little flower in the autumn
frosta. Every one was sorry, for whatever
the rights of it between Gabriel and his wife,
itxy and the baby had enlisted general sym
pathy. So, in their simple way, they did
their best to comfort her, and by her wish
the tiny crave was made beneath the
branches of a hemlock tree beside the win
dow, where she could see it at ber work.
Again people wondered about GabrieL
Would he be at the funeral? He was not
there, but one who was, and who saw him
the same day, thought she could never for
get the scene. Cora Fernald had come over
with her grandfather to the old house in the
hollow, but, when they were about to return
home, Mr. Fernald recollected a matter of
business some few miles further on, so Cora
concluded to walk back through the woods.
After the close little room down there, it was
a relief to tie in the open air, and she went
along enjoying the beautiful Indian summer
like day, the splendid colors of the forest foli
age and the sweet smell of the withering
brakes. A branch of brilliant scarlet mapls
caught her eye and drew her in search of it
Entering a small clearing, she came suddenly
apon Gabriel Dallas at the foot of the blood
red maple tree. . He was sitting on a log, his
head in hui hand, and great tears dropping
down his Cheeks. The girl spoke with impul
"Oh, Gabriel," she said, "I am so sorry the
soar little thing is dead so sorry for you'
and letty (" . ,
Gabriel bad started np and dashed his hand
over his face.. He stood booking straight at
her, as she stopped couf used.
Thank you," he answered with grave cour
tesy, "but there are some things it does no
good to talk about" He touched his hat and
turned away, then, as if moved by a sudden
thought, came back again.
alias fernald " he mud abruntlv. "do you
hear from Mr. Underhill now f
The young lady was taken aback by this
question, mo directly yet so respectfully put
But Gabriel stood waiting, and under the
pell of his gloomy black eyeesbe answered
hesitatingly k i . ..
"Why, yes sometimes"
"Dont marry him," said Gabriel earnestly,
'pont have anything to do with hW He is
a bad man." He aused and added slmmY:
"Dont be offended with me for speaking so to
you, but you ami your grandfather have
been very good to ne, and I dont want you
to be unhappy. If ever I saw that man
again I should I ill him." With that he
struck off into the woods.
Cora Fernald w is completely bewildered.
and told her grandfather that she thought
Gabriel's troubles I ad turned his brain. But
the old man thouf ht he' saw a glimmer of
light upon the mystery. Quietly, without a
word to Cora, he wrote to Underhill. asking
him some very dii ect questions. With this
he was forced to ae content Any further
appeal to Gabriel ould be useless, and with
Letty it had already been made in vain at the
time of the baby'n death. Less than ever
would she attempt any reconciliation with
her husband, since t hat chance meeting when
she had seen his suL en face and abrupt with
drawal, but not his i ubsequent emotion. Her
life was hard, but if it had not mattered be
fore her child's deat i it surely did not matter
now. Tearfully bur. firmly she thanked Mr.
Fernald for his kindness and begged him to
urge her no more.
So Letty was left Uone in the old house in
the hollow. The kaves lost their brilliant
colors, and bitter winds swept them through
the woodlands; the clays grew short and cold
and the snow had several times hidden out of
sight the little grave under the hemlock.
Letty had her way, undisturbed for the pres
ent by Mr. Fernald. He was biding his time.
The event justified him. Some weeks later
came a letter from Underbill, away across
the ocean, containing- an Indignant denial of
any connection with the trouble in Gabriel's
household. The writer added that be should
come in person to Stonybank to investigate a
mystery with which lis name was mixed up.
Mr. Fernald rubbed his hands gleefully over
the young artist's manly and straightforward
letter, armed with which he felt that he
could approach Gabr iel with a much better
chance of success thai formerly. And, apart
from an instinctive t.n willingness to let any
mystery baffle his leg U acumen, he had the
young couple's happiness very much at heart
He would have liked lo go at once to Gabriel,
but the first great mow storm was on its
way and the thick air and heavy roads
obliged him to defer his purpose till the mor
row. That same afternoon Gabriel was out log
ging with Steve That :her and the Wrentham
brothers. Enough si.ow had fallen earlier
in the month to make good sleighing, but the
present severe Eton l seriously interfered
with their work; so, loading up their logs,
they started for home. Steve had been drink
ing more than usual tbat day and was very
uncertain in his men ements. Finally by a
sudden lurch be fell ui der the team, and must
have been killed outright if Gabriel had not
quickly pulled him out As it was he suf
fered very serious injury, while Gabriel's
arm was terribly lacerated.
"Here's a bad busin jss," said Eben Wren
tham as he held Steve upon the cart "Snow
ing, too, like all possessed I How d' ye feel
now, Steve? Looks li:e death, dont her in
an audible aside.
Steve was ghastly pale, indeed, and his
teeth chattered and liis eyes rolled round
"Oh, Lord!" he moaaed, "I'm all gone to
smash. Get me home, boyvquick!"
Gabriel spoke to bin reassuringly as he
started up the team. But at the motion
Steve gave a groan ami his head fell to one
side. Then he opened his eyes again and
called feebly, "Gabe!"
Gabriel bent down. ' 'What is it, StereP
'Tm done for " said Steve, who evidentlv
fancied himself dying, "and and I want to
tell ye something. Gabs, I I lied to ye that
time, about about Letty"
Lrabrlel hod drawn away his hands and
stood pale and lowering oyer Steve. The
other two fell back, loot ing on wonderingly,
while Steve In broken at ntences told the true
story of that evening. Underhill had met
Ijetty by chance in the wood road and had
said good-by to her, saying that he was going
away on the morrow. ,Ys he held ber band
In parting be bent down and kissed her; but
Letty sternly freed hersnlf, with an exclama
tion of anger. Undarhiil laughed and prom
ised not to offend again, and presently they
separated. This was tie kernel of truth in
that lie which had chat ged Gabriol's whole
life. As for the repeatei meetings, the fre
quent embraces, these wi re all the coinage of
bteve s angry and envious mind, bent on in
juring the three against whom he bad a
When Steve had finiahtsd his story. Gabriel
said hoarsely: "You 6w jar before God this
"As I hope to be forgn-en!" gasped Steve.
Gabriel lifted his clinr-hnrl
Wrentham caught it "No, no, Gabe, you
wouldn't not when Stevu's hurt so bad 1"
my baby I That's dead 1 and Lettyr
He wrenphori hia hnnri ciitrlAnlv
brought it dsm so violently that the blood
gushed afresh from the rigged wound made
a resouicg bteve. "Cirse the hand that
saved him I" he muttered again as he dashed
down the road.
The Wrentham brothers, after one blank
stare, turned back to the business of the mo
ment "Well, Steve," aud Eben. "a erood
job you've made of it eltogetherl I s'poee
we II have to get you back somehow now."
Steve only groaned as they started up the
team again. Tbey were lorred to go slowly
on his account, and the rapidly failing light
and fast railing snow rent ered progress diffi
cult, while the night was setting in bitterly
cold with a stinging wind.
The next day dawned bright, but with that
intense cold which sometimes follows a heavy
snowstorm. The sky had the clear, pale blue
or toe, the air was like ice crystals, every
thing iroze and sparkled. Lawyer Fernald.
looking out at the piled up drifts, concluded
that he would have to wait yet another day
to see Gabriel Dallas.
The Wrentham brothe -s. however, who
lived in Gabriel's neighb jrhood, were con
cerned to know how he reached home, in
view or his injured arm and his deeperats
state of mind. So after breakfast Eben broke
his way over. v
Gabriel was not there. The bouse was shut
up, and there was no appea ranee of life about
the place. Eben made hiii way to the next
house, where Gabriel had used to take hu
meals since his wife's departure. But noth
ing had been seen of him 1 here either, since
the previous morning, whan he started off
with the logging party. Eben, uneasy, went
home and informed his brother of the result
of his expedition. The two stood looking at
each other, and the same t sought came into
the eyes of both.
"Letty I" said Eben.
"The old house in the b illow I" exclaimed
William in the same breath
They harnessed a heavy s edge, and started
out toward the old house. There were no in
dications that Gabriel had passed along the
wood road diverging to tbo hollow, but yes
terday1 abundant snowf al would doubtless
efface his tracks. They labored on until the
house itself was reached. I -ere, too. was the
same silence, the same deiolate loneliness.
The only suggestion of life a life which had
gone out in death was the little white grave
under the hemlock tree.
They went up to the door, which the wind
had wrenched partly off i j the nitrht A
great heap of snow lay witl in the small pas
sage as they stepped inside, but there was no
sign of human presence, o ily a dead cold
that seemed to chill the blotd in their veins.
William stopped with his hand on the latch.
I dont believe they're bet e. Eb ." he said
"They must be. Letty at anv rate." an
swered Eben; "open the door, will you.
They entered, but there D as no one there.
They crossed the floor and paused on the
threshold of the next and only other room of
the rude little structure. - Wi 11 lam stood still,
with chattering teeth, for the cold seemed to
increase at every step. The door was just
ajar, and over his brother's shoulder Eben
reached forward and pushed i t gnntly open.
, a nrs mey inougni that this room, too,
was empty; but after a mom mt the fiimr
of a man and women were dinernible at the
farther end. The man was lying on a narrow
doo, tne scanty covering of vhich was red
dened with a great dork staH Half kneel
ing beside him, with her head close to hia and
ber arm about him, rested the woman's form.
Neither stirred at the noise of the entrance.
"It Is Uabriol, and they're bt th fast asleen "
aid Eben in a tone of relief. , "But I should
think they'd freezeJ' -
He looked at bis brother, but William's
eyes, as they met his, were lilated with a
n0B, Eben I" he gasped, "that aint sleen.
They they are froze!"
Eben stared, speechless, for a moment,
then he rushed forward and laid his hand on
the motionless figures. The touch sent a chill
through his arm. "Yes, they're gone," he
said, with a catch in bis breath, as he looked
at those white, upturned faces on which rest
ed a smile of perfect peace.
The two young men stood looking down
pitifully at the sight "Oh, Eb," said soft
hearted William, "are you sure?" mm. '
Eben started. Was he sure? Gabriel must
have been exhausted with the loss of blood
and that long tramp through the snow, while
Liettys strength was worn away by ail that
she had suffered. Might not this aemblanae
r of death be but the chill preceding it, from
which they could yet be roused? Eben bent
down and examined them more closely, then
be shouted in excitement: "Quick, Bill! take
the team up to the village and come back
with the doctor in a jiffy! Please God, we'll
save 'em yet!"
William wanted no second word. In an
incredibly short time he was off and back
again with the doctor. It was a hard fight
in the old house that day between life and
death, but life conquered in the end.
When the morning's events were known
the whole village bestirred itself to offer as
sistance. Foremost among those who came
was Mr. Fornuld.
"You dont deserve your good luck, you
obstinate fellow," said the old man, in a tone
that belied his harsh words; "but for Letty's
sake we are all thankful I hope after this,
Gabriel," be continued, seriously, "you'll
moke it up to her, eh?"
"I'll try," answered Gabriel, solemnly, as
one who registers a vow. "I know," he went
on, 'that 'twas my doing as well as Steve's.
If I had been reasonable and waited if I had
only waited!" His face contracted. Mr.
Fernald knew that he was thinking of the
little grave under the hemlock tree.
"Is Steve going to die?" Gabriel asked sud
denly. - The lawyer pursed up bis lips contemptu
ously. "Nought is never in danger. He's
good for many a year's mischief yet, I im
agine." But here he was wrong. Steve's injury did
not at once prove fatal, but he died from it
within a twelvemonth.
Larry Underhill was as good as his word.
But when be came to Stonybank, he found
the mystery for which he had crossed the
ocean a mystery no longer. All that was
left him was to shake bands with Gabriel,
and wish him and Letty happiness. And
Gabriel was glad to return those good wishes,
on learning that the artist was going to
marry Cora Fernald.
So peace and happiness came back at last
to Gabriel Dallas and his wife. There is a
vacant place in their lives where little Gabri
elle should be, a place which no other child,
however dear, can ever filL But they have
each other again, and love and trust, and
they are con tent Kate Putnam Osgood in
Detroit Free Press.
John B. Gough, wrote: '"For sore
throat, especially when tending to ulcer
ation. I have found Pond's Extract very
Headache. Toothache. Earache.
NEURALGIA, SORE THROAT,
Catarrh, Croup. Frosi Bites,
Sore Nipples, Caked Breasts, Lama Back,
Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old Sores, tc
Sold by Druggists. 50c. and $1.00.
HAMLIN'S BLOOD AND LIVER PILLS.
Best In the World. Try Them. 25c
SONG BOOK MAILED FREE.
aaaress wizard oil CO.
Marriage Not a Failure.
A New View of this great Question which
shows how Ladies may retain the
Love of their Husbands.
No woman who is unattractive In person, mind,
or disposition csn hope to interest or hold men.
Bsd complexion, dull eyes, s listless nsrnre never
did or can sttract mankind. On tho other hand
how many women with clear fkin, beneath which
the blood can be seen throbbing with health,
bright eyes and life and animation In every move
ment, make the world a blessing to their husbands
brothers, lovers or friend. The secret of clear
skin, bright eyes and animation is good circula
tion of the lbood. Wben the blood is slow the
person is stupid. Keep the blood moving. Bat
bow? There is but ote way and that is to help
Ka nre by s gentle stimulant
Exercise is s splendid stimulant bat it is almost
Impomlhle for ladlea to take the kind oj rzerciae
that will produce health and beantr. But the
blood must be kept moving, and the dirooverv
which ban done more to add health and beauty
than any other know . cause is Duffy's Pure Malt
nmaej. Amu pcrcai remedy eliminate! nea tn
Uy. It is not an Intoxicant Thousands of
women who were once tired, depressed and dis
couraged are now in perfe -t health and beauty
entirely through its see. Many prominent tem
perance Indies hae given it their hearty endorse
ment, und clergyman and priests in every promi
nent city use and recommend it. Great care
should be shown in buyin only the ennine, for
no bottled whiskey has the wonderfal qualities
whlcft sre poase-sed by Tn fly's.
When ladies are k pt bright and stjacttve and
busbanda are considerate aud kind, few uiarriases
will be -faUuroa."
J. A. GENUNG,
The popular and reliable Grocer,
Cor. Eighth St. and Third Ave.,
will sell you
as cheap as they ran be sold.
He' pays the highest market price for
and always has a nice stock on
A. D. HUESING,
Represents, among other time-tried and well
no wn Fire insurance Companies, the following:
Royal Insurance Company, of England
Weschester Fire Ina. Co., of N. Y.
Buffalo German Ina. Co., Buffalo. N. T.
Rochester German Ins. Co. Roch'r N.T
German Tire Ina. Co.. of Peoria, III.
. Citiaena Ins. Co..'of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Exchange Fire Ina. Co., of New York.
Office No. 1608 Second Ave.,
On the 18th dsv of Jannarv nT-t eommanolns' al
the boor of two o'clock tn the afternoon, the an
deraismed, assignee of William Ramif-'" will offer
for sale at No. leos Second eveaue io this elty, to
ths highest bidder for cash in hand, the entire
stock of clothes ud scuts' tarnishing goods
which wees assigned tome by said Rainsklil on
the lTth Inst., to pay debts. The goods to be sold
can be inspected by any party Interested -at the
S lace named any day. Bandar excepted, before
is sale between the hoars of two aad four e'elock
Bock Island, 111.. Dm. BOth, 19. I ' - ;
. UlOBaK FopTKH, Assignee,
CURES ' -4flil
Tl Is powder never vanes. A marvel of purity,
strength snd wbolesnrrjenr.es; more econorr y
than tie ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold by
competition with the multitude of low test, shorty
weight alum or phosphate powders. So it only is
OTns. Roti. BAKine Powdeb Co., 10f. WallPt.
New York .
FOR SALE FIFTKEN HUNDRKD TONS OF
eeod clear Ice. 11 to u inches thick. Inanlre
of F. M Hinnst. n
ATTENTION PEDDLERS AND JCNK DE Alt
ers The highest market rush price paid for
copper. Rock Island Brans Works Co. corner
Fifth avenue and Eighteenth St. feb 5-Sm
WAr-TFD Alt BUSINESS MEN, CON
t factors, factory and shop managers, em
ploying help, to call or send yon r orders for flrst
cIsjm help for all branches and of all nationalties,
10c East Second ttreet, Davenport.
WANTED. Til REE STRICTLY FIR3T
elasa traveling sale-men; those accustomed
to handling Jobbing trade preferred ; to the tght
men a handsome salary will be civen. Annlv in
pexon or by letter to Rock Novelty Company,
nwuieeum ana r ll tn avenue. rT.-tit
WANTED TUAVELINO SALESMEN, OF
flce managers, dry good clerks, boot and
shoe clerks, hardware clerks, drne and grocery
clerks, collectors, coachmen, cabmen, porters, ho
tel clerks, cooks and waiters, at the Commercial
Employment Exchange, 1U6 East Second street,
WANTED FARM MANAGERS. FARM
hands, drivers, wagon makers, bnpgy mak
ers and blacksmiths, sipn writers, bntrgy paintrra
snd shop men We guarantee satisfai tory position
or refund, 1 6 East second street, Davenport.
WANTED IN LADIES' DEPARTMENT,
housekeepers, bookkeepers, stenographers,
type writers, clerks, o-ttre managers for ladies'
parlors, domestic girls for flrst-ciass families, 106
East Second street, Davenport. Iowa.
WAJItlKMAN-To take the agency of ooi
sstrs; size zsx l is inches; weight sou lbs -retail
price SS6; other sizes in proportion. A rare
chance and permanent business. Tnesesafes meet
a demand never before supplied by other safe
companies, as wa are not ni-.nu V IvI JT,"
foot. AI.fr! XK 8AFK .O.T Cincinnati. Ohio.
Wanted a live canvaser in
' each town to sell a commercial specialty.
piiuiBr uu di lung pianumg. j arge commias-
tntia- nntrb ul.l pn.it.l a..-. -...-.. H T . n :
the commercial standi). of our house; eMah-
usnea iw. n rue lor particulars, enclosing a -cent
TH REYNOLDS A REYNOLDS CO.,
jss S3 Dayton, Ohio.
THE MOST WONDERFUL ART OF TUE
age -French Transparent Plush Pali ting on
Doeskin, Velvet I men. Boiling cloth. Plush, etc.
Ladies are cordially invited to call and see sam
ples; lessons complete in from one to three hours
Taught by Mrs. Marr of the National Art Co., New
York city. Lady agents wanted : can make from
$10 tot), 00 a Week. Commercial Hotel Third
avenue tod Seventeenth street. 7-4 1
J. M. BEARDSLEY,
ATTORNE V AT LAW Office w:th J. T. Ken
worthy, 17 Second a venue.
TTOKNRY AT LAW. Office In Hock It
1 Natioual Bank Building, Rock Ixlnn.i, ill.
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office in rest Office
block. july 11 dw
E. YY. HURST,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Office In Masonic Temple block, over Rock Is
land National Bank. RorkI sland. III.
t. . imm. c l. waxKsm.
SWEENEY & WALKER,
1 TTOBNKYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
1 Office ia Bengston's block. Rock Island, 111.
A TTORNKY AT LAW Loans monev en goo?
Jlasenrtty, make collectl mi. Reference, Mitch
eU Lynda, bankers. Office in Posiofflce block.
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
its THIRD AVENUE, between Tenth and
ftlC'CUlll 19 tree LB, TfJO
J. E. LOOSLET & CO.,
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS, Second
avenue, next to Mclntire Bros., store. .-
YELLOW SIGXS. YELLOW TFBS
Use 'Peerless Brand1
Fresh Raw Oysters,
Selected and packed with cleanliness and care.
C. H. PEARSON &. CO.,
They are the Beet. A-k yonr Grocer for them.
V. S H F. V. M. S.
Honorary Kpbate snd medallist of the Ontario
Veterinary College; member of Montreal Veter
inary College, and member of the Veter nary Med
ical Association, will treat on the latest and most
scientific principles all the diseases and abnormal
conditions of the domesticated animals.
Examinations, consultation and advice positive
Calls Promptly attended to.
Charges moderate in every esse.
Office, residence and telephone call. Oommer
dal hotel. Rock Island, 111.
J. M. BUFORD,
The old Firs and Time-tried Companies
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAD).
Bates as low ss any reliable -omnsny can aSora.
Yonr patronage la solicited.
fVOffles la Argus block.
Or ths LUaer Habit. Positively Cared
by adasinlatrriaia Dr. Haines
It can be given In oup of ootfrs or tea without
the k nowledxa of the person taking It : ia absolutely
uaruilexa, and wilt effect a permanent and apeedy
cute, whether the patient ia a moderate drinker or
an alcoholic wreck. Thousands of drunkards have
been made temperate men who have taken Golden
Hoecitlo tn their ooflee without their knowledg
and to-day believe they milt drinking of their own
freewill. rT NKVF.lt FAILS. The system onoe
impregnated with the (Specific. It becomes aa utter
impossibility for the liquor appetite to exist.
For sal by T. H. THOSfAR, and MARSHALL
FISHER, Druggists, Bock Island. Ills.
rWuUrwl Trade sTark,S.h3t The Stron ires t. Cbeui
eat, and best Faurn
uk iiw Ajraunas sum
ware of fraudulent!
mi poor mutations.
tkimtnutr war pie-
bus OB tK llrsu
Trassnted July M. IMS.
TUB TRATELEBS' GUIDE.
Chicago, Rock. Island & Pacific.
Train Lean for Ckieago.
rsseenger..... 6:53 m
" , 7:45 sm
Passenger.... 1145 pm
. Arrbu from Ckicaqo,
Passenger 4 :45 a ra
" 6:40 a m
" 8:16 pm
Day Express and Mail 6:4&m ll:0pm
Night Express and Mall 7:46 ni 8:35 a m
Day Express 4:48 a m ' 7:40 a m
Express Fast 8:15 pm 11:40 pm
Dsv Express and Mail 4:80 s m 11 :43 p m
Atlantic Passenger 8:55 a m 6:40 p m
Might Express :SSpm 7:20 am
Depot, Mc line A venae. '
J. F. COOK, Agent. Rock island.
Chicago, IH rlinoton & Qtjikct.
St. Lonls Express 8:4!lA.a a 6:90a. a
St. Lints K i press 8:M p. m 8:60 p. a
St. Panl Express 8:00a. Ma
Pul Exprers 7:P. .
Beards town Passenger.. 4:00 p. M.t 11 :06 A,
Way Fret-, ht (Monm'th) l :&o p. M b
Way Freight (Sterling) t 00 A. .6 ' 8) P. u.b
Sterling Passenger 8:10 a, u.b 8:65 P. m.b
aDally. 6 Daily ex Sunday.
M. J. TOCNO. Agent.
Chicago, MrnwArxEK & St." Paul.
licm AND S. W. DIVISION.
Msfl snd Express 6:46 a m 8:40 pm
St. Panl Expr es. 8:00 ( m ll:S5am
n. Accom.......:(xip ra 10:10am
Ft. Ac com 7:80am 6:10pm
K. D. W. HOLMES. Agent.
FAST M AIL TRAIN with Vestibnled trains be
tween Chicago, Milwaukee, bt. Panl and Minne
apolis. TRA -S-CONTIX'XTAL, ROCTR between Chi
cago, Council Bluffs, Omaha and the Pacific
GREAT NATIONAL ROUTE between Chicago
Kansas City and St, Joseph, Mo.
8T00 MILES OF ROAD reachlne all principal
points in Illinois, Wisconsin. Minnesota, Iowa.
Missouri and Dakota.
For maps, time tables, rates of passage snd
freight, etc., apply to the nearet station agent
of the Chicago. Milwaukee A 8-. Panl Railway, or
to any railroad agent anywhere in the world.
ROSWELL MILLS H, A V. H. CARPENTER,
General Manager. Oen'l Pass. A T. Agt.
tsr-For Information in reference to Lands snd
Sowns owned by by the Chlcsgo. Milwaukee A
i-t. Paul Railway t impsny. write to H 4 Han
gen, Land Commissioner Milwaukee. Wisconsin.
Mobile & Ohio R. R,
Is now offering for sale in tracts to
tail purob. isers over
Suitable for Farmine. Gardening, Stock
Rsising emJ Lumbering.
For particulsrs nririress or apply to
Land and Development Co.,
Or any of the following named represen
tatires of the MOBILE & OHIO Rail
F. E. CHAPMAV, General gent. Chicago, 111.
M. P. COOK. Trar. Pass. Agt. Flint, Mich.
E. E. POSET, Tra. Pass. Agt, 106 North 4th
Street, 8t. I.otiis, Mo.
J N EBERL-. Land and ImnSEration Agent.
108 North 4th Street, r-t. Louis HO
J. L. Q. CHARLTON, Gen'l Pass. Agent. Mo
When writing mention the Asors.
PttteDt, Cast and Wrought
Cheapest Fence in the world for resi
dence and lots.
Made any height desired.
J. E. DOWNING,
Successor to Geo. Downing. Jr.,
Hampton's Hot He
Fi?e Cent Lunch Counter.
A fall Un of
last reeeireO. . -
Corner Ninth - Street and"
". Fourth Avenue
1523 and 1525
Second Avenue, Rock Islana,
Can now show you the
ever seen in
fjT Remember the place, one door "West of Harper's Thea
lie. The only double front store in Rock Island.
n SSifS cS t
(MBi Irs; I " R
lr s e
JOHN VOLK & CO.,
Sasla, "Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wood '
Work for Builders.
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenue,
The finest carriages nad buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SXIDfSl, Proptr,
No. 11 Third ATeaue.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
Kiinicniit ot esAcxus aid bibcwxti.
Art Grocer for tUm. Tkeyars beat
Tapstlslttss: The Ckrlsty "OTtTIB aa Ott OkHstf MWARB,'
" ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
, - New Patterns for Spring 1889, received daily
L V. PETERSEN'S, 212 West 2nd St., Davenport.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER.
Largest st ck of tine
in the West.